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Hispanic chamber opens downtown Vancouver office

4:47 p.m. February 25

After two decades of serving Southwest Washington from its Portland office, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber has now planted itself physically in this community with a new office in downtown Vancouver.

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Hispanic chamber opens downtown Vancouver office

By Gordon Oliver February 25, 2015 4:47 p.m.

After two decades of serving Southwest Washington from its Portland office, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber has now planted itself physically in this community with a new office in downtown Vancouver.

Lawsuit claims Purina food sickens, kills dogs

February 25, 2015 4:46 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company's dry dog food.

Lowe's profit tops analysts' estimates

By Matt Townsend, Bloomberg News February 25, 2015 4:22 p.m.

NEW YORK — Lowe's Cos., the second-largest U.S. home-improvement retailer, posted fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts' estimates as the company revamps its stores to take advantage of a boom in home remodeling.

GOP lawmakers accuse Fed chief of playing politics

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press February 25, 2015 3:51 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability during her second day of testimony to Congress.

$400,000 grant program for Oregon entrepreneurs

By Associated Press February 25, 2015 12:12 p.m.

PORTLAND — Oregon's economic development agency has a new $400,000 fund to help entrepreneurs develop their products to the point they could win larger federal grants.

Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press February 25, 2015 9:52 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

Singletary: Compassion needed beyond the cause of the day

By Michelle Singletary February 25, 2015 6 a.m.

I'm not a fan of crowdfunding for the celebrity cause of the moment.

No effects in Clark County from Albertsons/Safeway merger

By The Columbian February 25, 2015 6 a.m.

The recently completed merger of the Safeway and Albertsons grocery chains will have no immediate effect on the number of stores or the names of stores the combined chain operates in Clark County, a spokesperson said Monday.

Carfax study: Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, Associated Press February 25, 2015 6 a.m.

DETROIT — It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

WSU official to speak on product research March 6

By The Columbian February 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Anson Fatland, associate vice president of economic development and external affairs for Washington State University, will present "From Our Hands to Yours: How Research Results in Real Products" at a March 6 luncheon event, which begins at 11:45 a.m. in Firstenburg Student Commons at WSU Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Plan to develop part of quarry progresses

By Justin Runquist February 24, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Last summer, a Portland developer submitted preliminary plans to refurbish an 84-acre section of a quarry on the southeast edge of Vancouver into a blossoming commercial-residential hub, paving the way for a new and inviting entryway to the city.

Housing market cooling as price growth slows

By Tim Logan, Los Angeles Times February 24, 2015 4:16 p.m.

Home prices climbed 4.6 percent nationwide in the 12 months ending in December, down slightly from the previous month and the slowest pace since 2011, according to the Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices. Its measure of 20 major cities was up 4.5 percent, also the slowest rate since 2011.

Macy's offers cautious profit outlook

By By ANNE D\u2019INNOCENZIO and TOM MURPHY Associated Press February 24, 2015 4:14 p.m.

NEW YORK — Macy's delivered a disappointing full-year profit outlook Tuesday as the department store chain reported sluggish sales for the holiday quarter.

Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

By By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press February 24, 2015 3:16 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen navigated the tricky job of managing expectations on Tuesday in her first public comments on interest rate policy in more than two months.

New taxi code gives green light to Uber

By Justin Runquist February 24, 2015 6:06 a.m.

The Vancouver City Council settled a seven-month debate Monday night on the rise of ride-sharing companies, opening the door for Uber to legally do business in the city. With unanimous approval, the council agreed to adopt a new taxi code that aims to create a level playing field for the city’s legacy taxi companies — Vancouver Cab, Broadway Cab and Radio Cab — and the new wave of ride-sharing networks, such as Uber and Lyft.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.
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